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SPECIAL ACT ON SAFETY MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN'S DIETARY LIFESTYLE

Act No. 8943, Mar. 21, 2008

Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009

Act No. 9694, May 21, 2009

Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010

Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013

Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014

Act No. 12671, May 21, 2014

Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016

Act No. 14263, May 29, 2016

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to promoting children's health by prescribing matters necessary for supplying safe and nutritionally balanced foods in order to help children to acquire healthy dietary habits.
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
1. "Child" means students of schools prescribed in subparagraph 3 or children prescribed in the Child Welfare Act;
2. "Children's favorite foods" means foods that children prefer or eat frequently among foods prescribed in the Food Sanitation Act or the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, which are prescribed by Presidential Decree;
3. "School" means elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and special schools defined in Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
4. "Children's dietary lifestyle safety index" means a numerical value (hereinafter referred to as "dietary lifestyle safety index") obtained by evaluating the progress towards implementing a policy on food safety and nutrition management for children and improving the environment for manufacturing, selling, or supplying children's favorite foods, group meals, etc.;
5. "High-calorie, low-nutrient foods" means children's favorite foods likely to cause obesity or nutritional imbalance, which are higher in calories and lower in nutritional value than standard food determined by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety;
6. "High-caffeine foods" means foods that are labeled as foods containing high levels of caffeine in accordance with the standards for labeling, as prescribed in Article 10 of the Food Sanitation Act or Article 6 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act.
 Article 3 (Responsibility of State, etc.)
(1) The State has the responsibility to formulate and implement a policy to improve the safety and nutritional value of foods supplied to children so that they can grow up healthy.
(2) When the State and local governments formulate and implement a policy to improve the safety and nutritional value of foods supplied to children, they shall do so based on the principles of scientific rationality, consistency, transparency, promptitude, and prevention.
(3) Those who manufacture, process, prepare, display, or sell children's favorite foods; and those who provide group meals shall endeavor to provide safe and nutritious foods, as prescribed in relevant statutes.
 Article 4 (Relationship to other Acts)
Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act, the Food Sanitation Act, the School Meals Act and the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act shall apply with respect to sanitary food-handling methods, food safety management, etc. <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
CHAPTER II DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN'S FOOD SAFETY PROTECTION ZONES
 Article 5 (Designation of Children's Food Safety Protection Zones)
(1) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the heads of autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) may designate and manage a zone within 200 meters in a straight line from schools and the boundary lines of the relevant schools as a children's food safety protection zone (hereinafter referred to as "children's food safety protection zone") in order to protect children by creating an environment in which safe and sanitary foods are sold.
(2) Detailed matters concerning children's food safety protection zones shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 6 (Management of Business Establishments where Children’s Favorite Foods are Prepared and Sold)
(1) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall supervise business establishments prescribed by Presidential Decree from among business establishments in which children's favorite foods are prepared and sold within a children's food safety protection zone as business establishments preparing and selling children's favorite foods (hereinafter referred to as "business establishments engaged in the preparation and sale of foods").
(2) In order to guide business establishments engaged in the preparation and sale of foods to prepare, or display and sell sanitary and safe foods, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall designate a person who is qualified as a consumer food sanitation supervisor under Article 33 (1) of the Food Sanitation Act as a dedicated manager in charge of children's favorite foods (hereinafter referred to as "dedicated manager"). <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009>
(3) Some of the expenses incurred in designating and operating dedicated managers in charge may be covered by the national treasury or from the Food Promotion Fund under Article 89 of the Food Sanitation Act. <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 12671, May 21, 2014>
(4) Detailed matters concerning the methods of managing business establishments engaged in the preparation and sale of foods, designation and extent of duties of dedicated managers in charge, etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 7 (Designation, etc. of Exemplary Business Establishments)
(1) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may designate a business establishment that satisfies the safety and sanitation requirements for facilities and does not sell high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and high-caffeine foods as an exemplary business establishment selling children's favorite foods (hereinafter referred to as "exemplary business establishment") and may allow such exemplary business establishment to display a logo, etc. prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare, or use such logo, etc. in its advertising. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013>
(2) A business entity which intends to be designated as an exemplary business establishment shall file an application with the head of a Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the location of such business place in accordance with the methods, procedures, etc. prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Some expenses incurred in improving and repairing kitchen equipment and facilities, and facilities for display and for sale may be subsidized by the national treasury or from the Food Promotion Fund under Article 89 of the Food Sanitation Act to business entities which intend to be or had been designated as an exemplary business establishment, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That where a business entity which has received subsidies falls under any of the following cases, he/she shall return the subsidy amount: <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
1. Where it fails to be designated as an exemplary business establishment;
2. Where it closes down its business within one year after it received such subsidies;
3. Where it temporarily shuts down its business within three years after the date of receipt of such subsidies and for a period of at least one year in total.
CHAPTER III MANAGEMENT, ETC. OF CHILDREN'S FAVORITE FOODS
 Article 8 (Prohibition, etc. of Sale of High-Calorie, Low-Nutrient Foods, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may determine and publicly notify nutrition standards for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may restrict or prohibit the sale of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and high-caffeine foods in any of the following establishments, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013>
1. Schools;
2. Exemplary business establishments.
 Article 9 (Prohibition, etc. of Sale of Foods, etc. Detrimental to Children's Emotional Health)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may prohibit the sale of foods detrimental to children's emotional health, such as foods that fuel betting or encourage sexual curiosity, or foods having such designs or taglines, or the manufacture, processing, import, preparing, keeping, transportation, or display of such foods for the purpose of sale: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Foods made in the form of money, Korean playing cards, cigarettes, or liquor bottles;
2. Foods that look like private parts of the human body which encourages sexual curiosity;
3. Foods sold by means of game machines, etc.;
4. Foods corresponding to subparagraphs 1 through 3, which are determined by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety.
(2) The forms, designs, taglines, etc. that can be prohibited pursuant to cparagraph (1) shall be publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety after the deliberation of the Committee on the Safety Management of Children's Dietary Lifestyle under Article 25. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 10 (Restriction on, Advertising and Prohibition, etc. thereof)
(1) No one who manufactures, processes, imports, distributes, or sells high-calorie, low-nutrient foods or high-caffeine foods among children's favorite foods shall place an advertisement on radio, television, and the Internet offering to give away at no charge toys or other things, other than food, that can entice children to make purchases. <Amended by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(2) Where a person who manufactures, processes, imports, distributes, or sells children's favorite foods places an advertisement for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and high-caffeine foods on television prescribed in subparagraph 1 (a) of Article 2 of the Broadcasting Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may partially limit advertising time or prohibit such advertisement. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013>
(3) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety intends to partially limit advertising time or prohibit advertisement pursuant to paragraph (2), he/she shall determine and publicly notify high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and high-caffeine foods subject to such restriction or prohibition. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013>
(4) The time slots during which advertising is restricted pursuant to paragraph (2) and other detailed matters necessary to impose such restriction and prohibition shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER IV SUPPLY, ETC. OF INFORMATION ON PROPER DIETARY LIFESTYLE
 Article 11 (Nutrition Labeling)
(1) The foods prepared and sold by a business entity prescribed by Presidential Decree at a business establishment in which mainly children's favorite foods are prepared and sold from among business entities that provide food services as prescribed in Article 36 (1) 3 of the Food Sanitation Act shall provide nutrition content of such foods in compliance with standards, methods, etc. for nutrition labeling prescribed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall determine and publicly notify standards, methods, etc. for nutrition labeling prescribed in paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 11-2 (Food Allergen Labeling)
(1) Where a business entity mainly preparing and selling children’s favorite foods and which is prescribed by Presidential Decree, among business entities providing food services under Article 36 (1) 3 of the Food Sanitation Act, prepares and/or sells any children’s favorite foods containing an ingredient or raw material likely to cause an allergic response, it shall attach a label on which the name of the food source appears in compliance with labeling standards, methods, etc. determined by Minister of Food and Drug Safety.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall determine and publicly notify labeling standards, methods, etc. for food allergen labeling in accordance with paragraph (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14263, May 29, 2016]
 Article 12 (Nutrition Labeling with Color and Shape)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may recommend that the manufacturers, processors, or importers of foods determine grades, such as high, medium, and low according to the amount of nutrients, such as total fat, saturated fat, sugar, sodium, etc. contained in foods prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister from among children's favorite foods, and use labels bearing colors, such as green, yellow, and red and in different shapes, such as a circle (hereinafter referred to as "indication of color and shape") according to the grade of respective foods so that children can easily recognize them. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety recommends using labels bearing colors and in different shapes pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall have business entities clearly state, in a circle, etc., the percentage that each nutrient found in the respective children's favorite food accounts for in the recommended daily intakes. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall determine and publicly notify the method, etc. of labeling with colors and shapes. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9694, May 21, 2009]
 Article 12-2 (Labeling on High-Caffeine Foods with Color)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may recommend the manufacturers, processors, or importers of high-caffeine foods use visible red color on their products so that children can easily recognize them.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall determine and publicly notify the labeling methods, etc. to place labels referred to in paragraph (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No.11988, Jul. 30, 2013]
 Article 13 (Education of Children on Food Safety and Nutrition, and Publicity, etc. thereof)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do Governor, a Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as the "Mayor/Do Governor"), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, or the head of a Si/Do office of education shall conduct education and publicity campaigns relating to the safety of children's favorite foods, supply of nutrients, etc. according to the characteristics, health conditions, and the level of health awareness of individuals or groups so that all children may develop a healthy and safe dietary lifestyle. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The heads of elementary schools shall regularly conduct education on safety and nutrition necessary for managing children's dietary lifestyle.
 Article 14 (Standards for Quality Certification and Labeling)
(1) In order to encourage the manufacture, processing, distribution, and sale of safe and well-balanced children's favorite foods, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may certify the quality of children's favorite foods complying with quality certification standards (hereinafter referred to as "quality certification standards") publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Children's favorite foods that have obtained quality certification under paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "quality certified food") may contain diagrams or letters on the receptacles, packages, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "food quality certification mark"), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may entrust institutions or organizations prescribed by Presidential Decree which are government-funded institutions or organizations relating to foods with the duty of quality certification prescribed in paragraph (1). In such cases, expenses incurred in performing the duty of certification other than the fees referred to in the latter part of Article 15 (1) shall be borne by the State. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 15 (Application for Quality Certification and Examination thereof)
(1) Where a person who manufactures, processes, imports, or prepares children's favorite foods intends to place the food quality certification mark, he/she shall file an application with the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. In such cases, the person shall pay fees prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Upon receipt of an application for quality certification under paragraph (1), the Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall examine whether the relevant foods comply with the quality certification standards. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) A person who has an objection against the result of the examination of quality certification prescribed in paragraph (2) may file an application for re-examination.
(4) If a person who has obtained food quality certification intends to modify matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister, such as product name, etc. of a certified food, he/she shall file a report thereon with the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(5) Necessary matters concerning procedures and methods for applying for certification of quality certified food, and examination, re-examination, and reporting on modification thereof, etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
 Article 16 (Period of Validity of Quality Certification)
The period of validity of certification of quality certified foods shall be three years from the date certification is issued. <Amended by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
 Article 17 (Prohibition, etc. of Improper Acts)
No one shall engage in any of the following acts:
1. Obtaining quality certification by improper means, such as fraud;
2. Placing the food quality certification mark or similar mark on a food which is not a quality certified food;
3. Selling foods, or keeping, transporting, or displaying foods for the purpose of sale while clearly being aware of the acts defined in subparagraph 2.
 Article 18 (Cancellation of Quality Certification, Order to Change Marks, and Such)
(1) Where a person who has obtained food quality certification falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may cancel such certification or prohibit the use of such relevant mark for a fixed period of not more than six months: Provided, That in cases falling under subparagraph 1 or 3, such certification shall be cancelled: <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
1. Where the person has obtained quality certification by improper means, such as fraud;
2. Where quality certified foods fail to satisfy food quality certification standards;
3. Where foods are manufactured or produced improperly and have caused harm to humans;
4. Deleted; <by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
5. Where quality certified foods became subject to administrative dispositions, such as business suspension, suspension of manufacture of certain food categories, and suspension of manufacture of certain food items, in violation of the Food Sanitation Act, the School Meals Act, or the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, and such dispositions remain in effect;
6. Where the person fails to report on modification as required under Article 15 (4).
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall collect and examinate children’s favorite foods bearing the food quality certification mark and where, as a result of such collection and examination, such children's favorite foods fail to meet the quality certification standards, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may cancel such quality certification or order the manufacturers, processors, importers, distributors, or sellers of such foods to take necessary measures, such as changes in food quality certification marks, suspension of use thereof for a period of not more than six months, and prohibition of sale. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(3) Detailed standards for cancellation of certification, change in marks, suspension of use, etc. referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Articles 19 and 20 Deleted. <by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
CHAPTER V LOCAL INSTITUTES OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE FOR CHILDREN
 Article 21 (Establishment and Operation of Local Institutes of Food and Nutrition Service for Children, etc.)
(1) In order to support the management of sanitation and nutrition of the following meal places (hereinafter referred to as "meal places") that provide group meal service to children, the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may establish and operate a local institute of food and nutrition service for children. In such cases, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may join hands to establish and operate a local institute of food and nutrition service for children: <Amended by Act No. 10789, Jun. 7, 2011; Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Meal places in day care centers in which infants and toddlers are cared for after being entrusted by guardians, as prescribed by the Infant Care Act;
2. Meal places in kindergartens established and operated for the education of toddlers, as prescribed by the Early Childhood Education Act;
3. Meal places in schools subject to group meals, as prescribed by the School Meals Act;
4. Other meal places prescribed by Presidential Decree, among the meal places in which group meals are provided to children.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may establish and operate a national institute of food and nutrition service, for the integrated operation and management of the local institutes of food and nutrition service for children under paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "local institutes of food and nutrition service for children"). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014>
(3) Local institutes of food and nutrition service for children and the National Institute of Food and Nutrition Service prescribed in paragraph (2) (hereinafter referred to as the "National Institute of Food and Nutrition Service") shall be a juristic person or may entrust their operation to an institute or organization specified by Presidential Decree, and the local institutes of food and nutrition service for children may be operated after being integrated with school meal service support centers prescribed in Article 5 (4) of the School Meals Act. <Amended by Act No. 10513, Mar. 30, 2011; Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014>
(4) The number of dieticians and persons responsible for the sanitation of local institutes of food and nutrition service for children under paragraph (1), the scope of their duties, and the establishment and operation thereof shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) Pursuant to paragraph (1), the State or local governments may cover some of the expenses necessary for the establishment, operation, etc. of local institutes of food and nutrition service for children, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, or from the Food Promotion Fund prescribed in Article 89 of the Food Sanitation Act; and the National Institute of Food and Nutrition Service may be entirely subsidized by the State. <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014>
 Article 21-2 (Supervision and Guidance on Local Institutes of Food and Nutrition Service for Children, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may, for the purpose of supervising local institutes of food and nutrition service for children and the National Institute of Food and Nutrition Service, order such institutes to make a report on their relevant affairs or to submit documents, or have the public officials in the Ministry enter the relevant place of business and inspect its ledgers, documents, etc.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may, in order to verify if local institutes of food and nutrition service for children efficiently assist meal places with sanitation and nutritional management, provide guidance to and conduct inspections and assessment, etc. of local institutes of food and nutrition service for children and the meal places registered therewith, at least once a year.
(3) Necessary matters for providing guidance on, supervision, etc., of local institutes of food and nutrition service for children and the meal places therewith, other than the provisions prescribed in paragraphs (1) and (2), shall be determined by Ordinance of the Minister of Food and Drug Safety.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014]
 Article 22 (Special Cases concerning Employment, etc. of Dietitians)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 52 of the Food Sanitation Act, group meal places which ordinarily provide meals to not more than 100 persons at a time, among the group meal places registered with and managed by the local institutes of food and nutrition service for children, may choose not to have a dietitian: Provided, That group meal places in schools shall have a dietitian. <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014>
(2) Matters necessary for managing registration prescribed in paragraph (1) and for procedures, etc. thereof shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER VI BUILDING SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DIETARY LIFESTYLE
 Article 23 (Calculation, etc. of Dietary Lifestyle Safety Index)
(1) In order to objectively ascertain and evaluate the safety and nutritional levels of children’s dietary lifestyle, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall regularly calculate the dietary lifestyle safety index, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and publicly announce the results thereof. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may entrust organizations or institutions prescribed by Presidential Decree with the duties of examining the dietary lifestyle safety index prescribed in paragraph (1). In such cases, expenses incurred in conducting such examination shall be borne by the State. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Necessary matters concerning items used for calculating the dietary lifestyle safety index prescribed in paragraph (1), and methods, etc. thereof shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 24 (Evaluation, etc. of Level of Safety of Dietary Lifestyle and Nutritional Levels of Diets in Si/Gun/Gu)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may use the dietary lifestyle safety index prescribed in Article 23 (1) to examine and evaluate the safety and nutritional levels of dietary lifestyle in a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply), and publicly announce the results thereof. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for the procedures for examination of the safety levels and evaluation of dietary lifestyle, and methods, etc. of evaluation shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 25 (Committee on Safety Management of Children's Dietary Lifestyle)
(1) In order to provide advice to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety and to deliberate on matters necessary for managing safety of children's dietary lifestyle, such as the safety of children's favorite foods, group meals, etc., and management, etc. of nutrition, a Committee on the Safety Management of Children's Dietary Lifestyle (hereinafter referred to as "Committee") shall be established under the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The duties of the Committee shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters concerning the establishment of a comprehensive plan for children's dietary lifestyle;
2. Matters concerning the improvement of systems for the safety and nutritional management of children's favorite foods and group meals;
3. Matters concerning the safety and management of nutrition standards for children's favorite foods and group meals;
4. Matters concerning investigation into the actual status of safety and nutrition of children's favorite foods and group meals and research projects, etc. thereon;
5. Matters concerning education and publicity for the safety management of children's dietary lifestyle;
6. Other matters concerning the safety and nutritional management of children's favorite foods, which the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or the chairperson refers for deliberation.
(3) When necessary for performing duties, the Committee may have relevant public officials or specialists with specialized knowledge and experience attend a meeting to make a statement, or may request the relevant institutions, organizations, etc. to present necessary data or opinions or to provide other forms of cooperation.
(4) Matters necessary for the composition, organization, operation, etc. of the Committee shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 26 (Establishment of Comprehensive Plans for Safety Management of Children's Dietary Life)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall establish a comprehensive plan for the safety management of children's dietary lifestyle concerning the safety, nutritional management, etc. of children's favorite foods, group meals, etc. every three years in consultation with the heads of relevant central administrative agencies and deliberation of the Committee. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(2) The comprehensive plan for the safety management of children's dietary lifestyle prescribed in paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "comprehensive plan") shall contain the following matters:
1. Goals and direction-setting for safety policy on children's favorite foods;
2. Changes in children's favorite foods, etc. and the prospects thereof;
3. Matters concerning the improvement of a system concerning children's favorite foods, etc.;
4. Matters concerning research and technological development related to children's favorite foods, etc.;
5. Matters concerning international cooperation for the safety of children's favorite foods, etc.;
6. Matters concerning support for persons who sell children's favorite foods, etc. after the manufacture, processing, import, or preparing thereof, and method of support in order to ensure safety;
7. Other matters necessary to ensure safety of children's favorite foods, etc.
(3) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the heads of relevant central agencies, the heads of local governments shall establish and implement an implementation plan for the safety management of children's dietary lifestyle (hereinafter referred to as "implementation plan") every year. <Amended by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(4) Other matters necessary for establishing and implementing comprehensive plans and implementation plans shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 26-2 (Fact-finding Surveys, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall conduct a fact-finding survey every three years in order to secure basic data for the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive plan and implementation plan under Article 26, and shall publicly announce the results of such survey.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may request the heads of public institutions established under the Act on the Management of Public Institutions, business entities engaged in the food industry, and other relevant institutions and organizations to submit data or opinions necessary to conduct a fact-finding survey pursuant to paragraph (1). In such cases, persons requested to so shall comply with such request, except in extenuating circumstances.
(3) The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety may conduct a fact-finding survey under paragraph (1) by consolidating the calculation of the dietary lifestyle safety index under Article 23 (1).
(4) Methods for a fact-finding survey and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016]
CHAPTER VII CORRECTIVE ORDERS, ETC.
 Article 27 (Corrective Orders, etc.)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the Mayor/Do Governor, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall issue necessary corrective orders to persons who prepare, display, or sell children's favorite foods in a children's food safety protection zone, in violation of a restriction or prohibition imposed under Article 8 (2) or 9 and the provisions of Article 11 (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
 Article 28 (Hearings)
Where the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to cancel the food quality certification of relevant foods, as prescribed in Article 18 (1), he/she shall hold a hearing. <Amended by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
CHAPTER VIII ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
 Article 29 (Administrative Fines)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be subject to an administrative fine of not more than ten million won: <Amended by Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013; Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016; Act No. 14263, May 29, 2016>
1. A person who displays a logo of exemplary business establishment or places such logo in advertisements without being designated as an exemplary business establishment pursuant to Article 7 (1);
2. A person who fails to comply with a restriction or prohibition of the sale of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods or high-caffeine foods prescribed in Article 8 (2);
3. A person who sells children's favorite foods that pose a threat to children's emotional health, in violation of the prohibitions prescribed in Article 9 (1), or manufactures, processes, imports, prepares, transports, or displays children's favorite foods for the purpose of selling them;
4. A person who places an advertisement, in violation of Article 10 (1);
5. A person who violates a limit on advertising time for children's favorite foods or prohibition of advertisement thereof, as prescribed in Article 10 (2);
6. A business entity fails to provide nutritional content of foods being prepared and sold in compliance with standards, methods, etc. for nutrition labeling, in violation of Article 11 (1);
6-2. A business entity fails to disclose food allergens in labeling of foods being prepared and sold in compliance with standards, methods, etc. for food allergen labeling, in violation of Article 11-2 (1);
7. A person who extends the certification validity period without due process, in violation of Article 16;
8. A person who performs any act specified in the subparagraphs of Article 17;
9. A person who continues to place the food quality certification mark on children's favorite foods, even after the certification was cancelled pursuant to prescribed in Article 18 (1), or who fails to comply with an order to prohibit the use of the food quality certification mark;
10. Deleted. <by Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
(2) An administrative fine prescribed in paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) through (5) Deleted. <by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That Articles 10 (2) and 11 (1) and Article 12 shall enter into force on January 1, 2010 and January 1, 2011, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 9694, May 21, 2009>
ADDENDA <Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That Article 6 (12) of Addenda (limited to the amended provisions of Article 11 (1)) shall enter into force on January 1, 2010.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9694, May 21, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 12 shall enter into force on January 1, 2011.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force two months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 10513, Mar. 30, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10789, Jun. 7, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11988, Jul. 30, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 18 (1) and (2) shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability concerning Suspension of Use)
The amended provisions of Article 18 (1) and (2) shall also apply to any administrative disposition made for any violation committed before the same amended provisions enter into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12391, Jan. 28, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Relation to Other Statutes)
Where other statutes cite the former provisions of the Special Act on Safety Management of Children’s Dietary Lifestyle as at the time this Act enters into force, the corresponding provisions of this Act shall be deemed to have been cited in lieu of the former provisions if this Act includes the provisions corresponding thereto.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 12671, May 21, 2014>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14024, Feb. 3, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 2, 7, 15, 18 and 26-2 shall enter into force six months after the date of their promulgation; and the amended provisons of Article 29 (1) 6 shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Subsidization of Expenses Incurred by Exemplary Business Establishments and Return of Subsidies)
(1) The amended provisions of the main sentence of Article 7 (3) shall also apply to business entities designated as an exemplary business place before this Act enters into force.
(2) The amended provisions of the proviso to Article 7 (3) and subparagraphs 2 and 3 of the said Article shall apply to subsidies granted on or after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
The previous provisions shall govern the application of the provisions on administrative fines for acts committed before this Act enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14263, May 29, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.